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Therapeutic Recreation Services of the Roanoke Valley

Spring 2012 Program Guide March - May Registration begins March 12, 8:00 am

Roanoke

County

www.roanokecountyva.gov/trs

Parks, Recreation and Tourism


Therapeutic Recreation Services of the Roanoke Valley Selecting programs that are right for you... The programs listed in this guide are designed to meet the needs and interests of individuals with developmental/cognitive disabilities, head injury related disabilities, psychiatric disabilities, and those who are blind or have visual impairments. If you have questions about a program or the level of functioning needed, please contact any of the TR staff listed below. Course #: The course # allows us to process your registration form more quickly and accurately. Program Fee: The fee that is charged for participation in a specific program. Transportation Fee: This fee is charged for programs that offer transportation. The fee is $3.00 for each round trip. Transportation is provided from home as well as the following pickup points: Goodwill Salem, Goodwill Vinton, 460 Antique Mall, Brambleton Center, Green Ridge Recreation Center.

Therapeutic Recreation Staff Therapeutic Recreation offices and staff are located at : 3738 Brambleton Ave Roanoke, VA24018 (540) 772-7529 ext. 2

Mission of TRS

Kari Decker, MS, CTRS

Therapeutic Recreation Services of the Roanoke Valley provides specialized, adapted & inclusive recreation/leisure services that empower people with disabilities to gain the knowledge and skills needed for the development of a leisure lifestyle that meets their interests and needs.

Brittany Figdore, CTRS

Table of Contents

Therapeutic Recreation Supervisor kdecker@roanokecountyva.gov

Therapeutic Recreation Programmer bfigdore@roanokecountyva.gov

Kristen Russell

TR Program Support Specialist krussell@roanokecountyva.gov TRS Support Staff

Support staff will assist as needed in all aspects of your participation in TRS programs. Support staff duties may include: assisting with transportation, supervision, limited personal care, and activity participation. If you are interested in becoming a TRS Support Staff, please contact the TRS office. 2

Life Skills .......................................pg 3-5 Cultural Arts....................................pg 5 Outdoors & Travel ...........................pg 6 Wellness & Fitness ..........................pg 6-7 TRIPs..............................................pg 7 Valentine’s Dance Thank You’s..........pg 7 TR Updates.....................................pg 8 Guidelines for Registration ..............pg 9 General Information ........................pg 10 Registration Form ...........................pg 11


Life Skills Technology, cooking, home improvement, and social outings

*TRS Program Policy Changes* Due to the high demand of programs with multiple sessions (Movie Club, Out & About, and Super Suppers) you will only be able to register for one session of each program. When registering, please indicate which month or restaurant you would like to attend. If you are interested in attending additional sessions offered, you will then be put on the waitlist and registered if a space becomes available. **For example, Movie Club is offered once in March, April, and May. If you are interested in attending ALL Movie Clubs, register for the month you are most interested in, then indicate that you’d like to be put on the waitlist for the others. You’ll be notified within two weeks of the program if a space is available.** ! Wii Rock the Party ew Help us rock out at Garden City N

Recreation Center! We will meet once a month hang out and play the latest video games, pool, foosball, and classic board games. When you need a break from all the games, pizza and drinks will be available for dinner. Registration is for all three nights and includes dinner. If you would like to bring your own game, please contact Brittany Figdore. Program Fee: $30 Transportation Fee: $9 Fri Apr 13, May 11, Jun 8 6 – 8pm #20573

! Matinee and Mochas w e What better way to spend an afternoon

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than catching a movie and then going out for coffee afterwards. Participants will watch a new release at the Tanglewood Carmike Cinemas, then head over to Mill Mountain Coffee and Tea to discuss their thoughts on the movie. Program fee includes movie ticket and the participant’s choice of beverage from Mill Mountain Coffee and Tea. Program fee: $15.50 Transportation fee: $3 Mon Apr 9 1 - 3:30pm #20262

Super Suppers Join your friends as we explore a local restaurant each month, experiencing different cuisines and atmospheres sure to please the palette. Super Suppers is designed to help participants with ordering from a menu and working within a given budget, while enjoying a night out with friends. No money handling skills are needed. Program fees vary according to restaurant. Participants may choose either Out & About or Super Suppers each month, not both. See below for restaurants and descriptions. Transportation fee: $3 per month Fri 6:30 - 8:30 pm April 27 Taaza $21 #20235 Taaza offers traditional Indian Cuisine. The dishes are characterized by the extensive use of various Indian spices, herbs, vegetables, meat and fruit. It is often served with rice and naan bread. If you are willing to try something new, there is something sure to suit your taste buds! May 25 Annie Moores $20 #20236 Annie Moore’s is serving up Authentic IrishAmerican food like: beer battered Cod and chips, shepherds pie, chicken pot pie, and much more! Even if you aren’t Irish, you will enjoy the atmosphere and food. 3


Life Skills Technology, cooking, home improvement, and social outings

Out & About

! “TR Idol” Karaoke Party ew Get ready to sing like a rock star and join

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us for our first ever ‘TR Idol’ Karaoke night! Participants can choose from hundreds of songs to sing, from classic rock to golden oldies and today’s top pop and country hits. We will have pizza and drinks for everyone to enjoy while listening to friends sing their favorite songs. Participants that are not interested in singing are still encouraged to sign up. Program fee: $12. Transportation fee: $3. Sat Apr 28 5 - 7pm #20256

Movie Club Hang out with your friends and watch a new release each month at Carmike 10, Tanglewood. You will have a choice between two preselected movies to watch. Bring your own money for concessions if desired. Routes for Movie Club will be mailed out the Wednesday before the meeting. If you want a popcorn buck, you will need to purchase a 2012 bucket for $15 that can be refilled for $2.50. Program fee includes movie ticket and supervision. Program fee: $11.50 Transportation fee: $3 per month Mon 6:30 - 9:30 pm March 26 #20231 April 23 #20232 May 14 #20233 4

Let’s go Out & About with TRS! Each month, participants will go out to eat at various area restaurants. This program is specifically designed for participants who want to work on independence and money handling skills so participants must have a concept of money and basic math. Participants will need to bring their own money to each program, which covers the cost of dinner and a tip. Program fee does not include meals. Participants may choose either Out & About or Super Suppers each month, not both. Program fee: $7 Transportation fee $3 per month Mon 6:30 - 8pm Apr 16 Denny’s #20294 Denny’s is an American style diner that offers a wide range of options, including breakfast all day, hamburgers, chicken and more! Please bring $10$12 to cover the cost of your dinner, drink, tax, & tip. May 21 Big Lick BBQ #20295 Big Lick BBQ is a casual dining, family restaurant that boasts the best ‘Que in town! Big Lick offers menu items other than BBQ, such as wraps, sandwiches, salads and burgers. Please bring $10$12 to cover the cost of dinner, drink, tax, & tip.

Leisure Seekers Leisure Seekers provides a structured environment for skill-building, socializing with peers, and engaging in a wealth of activities. Weekly activities for spring will include spring crafts, a cupcake decorating party, dinner at Carrabas, a hike and scavenger hunt, a Salem Red Sox Game, and Memorial Day activities. Activity information will be distributed weekly. Program fee covers all materials, supplies and admission fees. Program fee: $55 Transportation fee: $18/$9 for trips only Thu Mar 29 - May 3 6:30 - 8:30pm #20230


Life Skills

Cultural Arts

Technology, cooking, home improvement, and social outings

Wednesday Adventurers Explore fun activities, new places, delicious food and exciting exercises with Wednesday Adventurers! In this 6 week program, activities will include morning exercise and wellness activities, spring crafts, flower arranging, and outings to Red Robin, Happy’s Flea Market and the annual Salem Fishing Rodeo. Activity information will be distributed weekly to all registered participants, highlighting the next week’s activity, transportation, dates, and times. Program fees include all materials, supplies, admission, and lunches. Payment plans are available. Contact Kristen Russell for more information on specific activities and transportation availability. Program fee: $78 Transportation fee: $18/$9 for trips only Wed Mar 28 - May 2 10am - 2pm #20227

Arts, crafts, pottery, ceramics, painting, music, and dance classes ! Clay Handbuilding w e You don’t need a wheel to create beautiful N

pots and clay forms. In this class, you will explore many techniques for hand built pottery. All you need is some simple tools, slabs of clay, and your hands! Program fee includes all materials and supplies, as well as a knowledgeable instructor. Program fee: $60 Transportation fee: $15 Wed May 23 - June 20 6:30 - 8:30pm #20246

! Imago Theatre ew Let your imagination run wild with the

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Imago Theatre’s performance of ‘ZooZoo’. Imago’s shows have been described as Cirque De Soleil-like acrobatics mixed with mime, music, acting, and much more! Your inner child will sure to be delighted with this whimsical and unique show where penguins play musical chairs, a cat is trapped in a giant paper bag, hippos have insomnia, polar bears dance, and anteaters are waiters. The Jefferson Center welcomes this wonderfully funny, incredibly unique, and delightfully enchanting show to Roanoke. Program fee: $27 Transportation fee: $3 Fri Apr 20 7- 9:30pm #20221

Picture This! Black & White Photography There is a simple beauty in black and white photography that cannot be explained. This spring we will explore the principles and techniques used to create these stunning images. Participants will have the opportunity to take photographs each week using the techniques taught by Leah Gardner from the O. Winston Link Museum. Digital cameras will be provided to use for this program or bring your own. At the end of class, your best photo will be framed and displayed. Program fee: $21 Transportation fee: $21 Thu May 17 -Apr 5 10 - 11:30am #20228 5


Outdoors & Travel

Wellness & Fitness

Hiking, climbing, biking, day & overnight trips

Yoga, Pilates, group exercise, aquatics, and health classes ! Adaptive Swim Lessons w Do you enjoy the pool, but wish you e

Creeper Trail Bike Ride Come with us to take a leisurely trek down the Virginia Creeper Trail and enjoy possibly the easiest, prettiest mountain bike ride you will ever encounter! Participants will be riding for approximately 3 hours. Your program fee includes bike and helmet rental, shuttle service, and a picnic lunch. Bring your own money for a fast food dinner on the way home. Program Fee: $44 (includes lunch and rental fees) Transportation: Included -Pick -up points only Thu May 24 9am - 7pm #20251

! Natural Bridge Day Trip w e Join us as we head just an hour north to

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beautiful Natural Bridge, VA. Upon arrival we will have a boxed lunch picnic, then tour the grounds and exhibits at Natural Bridge, including the Native American Village, Toy & Wax Museum, Butterfly House, and Foamhenge! Participants must be able to walk for 30 minutes increments. Program fee includes admission to all exhibits and lunch. Please bring additional money if you would like to purchase souvenirs. Program fee: $32 Transportation fee: Included -Pick-up points only Mon Apr 02 11:30am - 3pm #20254

N were a better swimmer? Join us as we head to the pool to learn the fundamentals of swimming. Whether you’ve never been in the water or are looking for some advice on how to improve your form, instructors from Aquatic Adventures will give you all the techniques and tools that you need to be a safe and successful swimmer. Participants will spend the entire class time in the water, with each person getting personal instruction time. Don’t forget to relax in the hot tub before we leave! Program fee: $55 Transportation fee: $12 Mon Apr 9 - 30 9:30 - 11:30am #20580

Bowling Get ready to work on your strikes and spares! Join us at Lee Hi Lanes for two exciting games of bowling with friends. Please remember to eat breakfast before program, because lunch is not included in this program. Feel free to bring snack money, if desired. No program the week of May 8th, due to the TR overnight trip to Boone, NC. Program fee: $50 Transportation fee: $24 Tue Mar 27 - May 22 10am - 12pm #20252

Virginia Tech Spring Football Game Time to put on your orange and maroon as we head to Lane Stadium for the spring game! Join us for tailgating and lawn games before we see the VT Offense take on the Defense. Lunch will be provided during tailgating, but participants may bring additional money for concessions and souvenirs during the game. Since we will be traveling, transportation will be provided from pick -up points only. Program fee: $28 Transportation: Included- Pick -up points only Sat Apr 21 11am - 4:30pm #20225 6

! Volleyball Club ew Bump...set....SPIKE! Join us at Green Ridge

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for three Saturdays of volleyball! Participants will learn the basic skills of this fun and exciting sport, such as passing or bumping, setting, and spiking, from some of the areas best volleyball players. Not only is volleyball an extremely fun game to play with friends, but it’s also a great workout! Program fee: $20 Transportation fee: $9 Sat May 5 – 19 1 - 3pm #20255


Wellness & Fitness Yoga, pilates, group exercise, aquatics, and health classes

Fitness Club Whether you’ve never been in a gym or are a regular, fitness club’s individualized assistance will be sure to give you the support needed to succeed! We will have access to the cardio and adaptive equipment, weight machines and indoor track at the Green Ridge Recreation Center! The first week will be an orientation on how to use the equipment, and then TRS support staff will help you reach your fitness goals each week. Join us as we get up and get moving! Program fee: $56 Transportation fee: $24 Fri Apr 20 - Jun 08 10 - 11:30am #20229

TRIPs: (Therapeutic Recreation Incentive Program) TRIPs programs are available to current Mountain House members or former Mountain House members who are still clients of Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare, ages 18+. Expressions with Gwyn Create with Gwyn Hall; Gwyn has a degree in Art Therapy and will be facilitating and giving you the tools to express yourself in different mediums. You could be painting, sketching or sculpting- let your imagination run wild! The only pick-up point for this program is Mountain House. If you do not attend on Tuesday and are interested in this great program, if you can get to Mountain House, we will take you home. This program is 2.5 hrs for 5 weeks and includes dinner. Space is limited. Contact Brittany Fidgore or Mary Kay from Mountain House. Tue Apr 24 - Mar 27 4 - 6:30 pm #20223

Thank you to the following businesses, organizations and individuals for making the 27th Annual Valentine’s Dance a huge success...

Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center Roanoke Jr Women’s Club St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church Aztec Rental JB Cundiff Jr Hauling Roanoke Jaycees The Mary-Martha Circle Chocolate Paper Viva La Cupcake Olive Garden Kroger Sam’s Club Lowe’s The Roanoker And our fabulous TRS Staff!

...We couldn’t have done it without you! 7


TRS Updates & Info TRS would like to thank Linda Hall for the past 8 years of supporting the participants throughout the Roanoke Valley. Linda was a huge part of Movie Club, Thursday Activity Program, and the Motorcycle Cruise on the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the very popular Holiday Dinner & Lights Tour. Good luck in the future Linda! ~Kari, Brittany & Kristen

Someone Cares When the night seems so long and I’m burdened with a heavy load, When morning comes around there’s somewhere fun to go! There’s movies, games, crafts and more. There’s friendship, love and good will in store. It’s great to be out and about. To see new things and hang with the crowd. The staff is friendly, special and warm. And I think, just like us, they are also having fun. Yes, we have a privilege to be with TRS. The folks there give their love and absolute best. So yes, someone cares and it makes my heart melt. Because the love that they give is mutually felt! By Linda P., Therapeutic Recreation Participant 8


Guidelines for Registration Registration

Registration is taken via telephone, email, postal mail to the TRS main office, or in person at the Brambleton Center. Mail-in and email registrations will be processed the morning of registration in the order in which they were received, and may be submitted prior to registration date. Registration begins:

Monday, March 12, 2012, at 8:00 am

Transportation

Participants are asked to provide their own transportation, as County provided transportation is available on a very limited basis. Space will be available until filled. It is TRS policy to only wait five (5) minutes for a participant after their scheduled pick-up time. After that, the van will continue on the route. If a participant is a “no show” without prior notification three (3) times within a semester, the participant will be dropped from transportation for the remainder of that semester. When meeting at pick-up points, if a participant’s transportation is more than five (5) minutes late for pick-up/drop off time, three (3) times within a semester, the participant will be dropped from transportation for the remainder of that semester. If a participant is removed from transportation, they will receive a refund for those fees. Based upon registrations, activities may be moved to an alternate location to help facilitate transportation needs.

High Demand Classes & Waitlists

Sometimes programs may fill before the registration session concludes. TRS considers these next to the title. If a class fills, “High Demand” classes. “High Demand” classes are marked with a the participant will automatically be placed on a waitlist. Waitlisted participants will be contacted as space becomes available.

Refunds & Credits

In the event that Roanoke County cancels a class, participants will automatically receive a full credit to their account. Credits will be carried on the account and can be used toward future courses and activities. If a participant would like a refund, notify TRS and a refund will be processed within three weeks if the amount is over $25. Credit amounts under $25 will remain on accounts for future use. If a participant must withdraw from a course, they must be withdrawn before the class begins. A participant will receive a refund if another TRS participant can fill your spot. Credits for trips or special events (such as theatre productions where tickets are purchased in advance) cannot be given after tickets are purchased unless your place can be filled.

Guidelines for Inclusion:

For participation in general recreation classes, with assistance from TRS staff, a participant must: • Meet registration requirements of the selected class, ie. age, residency, prerequisites. • Be able to adhere to the rules of conduct. • Be able to follow simple directions and be able to communicate your basic needs. • Have the ability to tolerate and function in appropriate class sizes based on type of program. • Be able to participate in the selected activity for the majority of the scheduled time. * All accommodation requests must be made at least two weeks prior to the start of the program. * Transportation is not provided for Inclusion Services.

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Therapeutic Recreation Services of the Roanoke Valley General Information Payment Options

Payments must accompany registration and may be made by cash, check, credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or Discover) or money order; made payable to: Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism. If mailing a check, call to confirm your balance before you mail in your registration. Registration is not considered complete until class fee is received.

Financial Assistance:

Rec Bucks is a program which provides a waiver or reduction of fees to residents who have demonstrated financial need.

Accessible Formats:

TRS program information is available in accessible formats that meet individual needs. Information is available in Braille, large print, elementary formats and other formats upon request. Call (540) 772-7529 ext 2 for more information on this award winning service.

Inclement Weather:

Participants will be contacted should weather conditions postpone and/or cancel scheduled TRS classes or events. Please refer to our refund/ credit policy on page 9 for details. Please call TRS at 540-772-7529 ext 2 if you have weather related questions.

TRS Google Calendar Available:

TRS now has a Google Calendar located on the TRS home webpage. If you already use Google Calendars you can export ours so you have all the semester, program information you need at your fingertips! Use the print option to hang a hard copy in your home. Get organized & get involved! www.roanokecountyva.gov/trs 10

Co-Sponsors Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism is proud to partner with the Roanoke Parks & Recreation to provide services for city residents through valleywide TRS programs. TRS of the Roanoke Valley is a contractual service provider for Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare. Through this agreement, we are able to offer services through the TRIPs & EXCEL programs. If you are interested in donating to the TRS Scholarship program, to help adults with disabilities in the Roanoke Valley continue to participate in their choice of recreation programs, please contact Kari Decker at (540) 772-7529 ext 2 or kdecker@roanokecountyva.gov.

TRS is going Green!

Help TRS save some trees and some green. If you are willing to only receive an electronic copy of the TRS brochure, circle YES on the registration form on page 11 when you send it in, or contact Kari Decker at kdecker@ roanokecountyva.gov. We appreciate your dedication to our services!


Therapeutic Recreation Services

Spring 2012 Program Registration Form Name:________________________________________ Birthdate:_____/_____/_____ Phone: (home)__________________(work)________________(other)_____________ Address:____________________________________________Zip:________________ Residency: (circle) Roanoke County Roanoke City Salem Other:____________ Are you a client of Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare? Yes No Do you give permission for an exchange of information between TRS & BRBH? Yes No Name of Caseworker:_______________________________ Phone:____________________ *Electronic copy of brochure only: YES NO Email address :

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___ I will provide my own transportation. ___ I need County provided transportation from: Home Pick-Up Point: Goodwill Salem, Goodwill Vinton, 460 Antique Mall, Brambleton Center, Green Ridge Recreation Center

___ I need wheelchair accessible transportation Payment Method: __ Check __ Cash __ Money Order __ RecBucks __Visa/MasterCard/Discover (call (540) 772-7529 ext. 2)

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Hop into action with our new Spring lineup of programs! ! Imago Theatre w e Let your imagination run wild with the N

Imago Theatre’s performance of ‘ZooZoo’. Imago’s shows have been described as Cirque De Soleil-like acrobatics mixed with mime, music, acting, and much more! Your inner child will sure to be delighted with this whimsical and unique show where penguins play musical chairs, a cat is trapped in a giant paper bag, hippos have insomnia, polar bears dance, and anteaters are waiters. The Jefferson Center welcomes this wonderfully funny, incredibly unique, and delightfully enchanting show to Roanoke. Program fee: $27 Transportation fee: $3 Fri Apr 20 7- 9:30pm #20221

! Adaptive Swim Lessons ew Do you enjoy the pool, but wish you

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were a better swimmer? Join us as we head to the pool to learn the fundamentals of swimming. Whether you’ve never been in the water or are looking for some advice on how to improve your form, instructors from Aquatic Adventures will give you all the techniques and tools that you need to be a safe and successful swimmer. Participants will spend the entire class time in the water, with each person getting personal instruction time. Don’t forget to relax in the hot tub before we leave! Program fee: $55 Transportation fee: $12 Mon Apr 9 - 30 9:30 - 11:30am #20580

Therapeutic Recreation Services of the Roanoke Valley 3738 Brambleton Ave SW Roanoke, VA 24018 (540) 772-7529 ext 2 FIRST CLASS U.S. POSTAGE PAID PERMIT #78 ROANOKE VA 3738 Brambleton Ave Roanoke, VA 24018

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